recording of The Spell of Egypt
by Robert Smythe Hichens.
Read by Sibella Denton
The author, a British journalist and novelist, is interested in the feel of the places he visits. He describes at length a visit he has made to Egypt, with emphasis on the emotional response the places generate. (summary by Sibella Denton)
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June 3, 2012
Good, but limited, book
The author focuses on the feel of places, not their appearance or history. So the book has an odd tone. Pleasant if that's what you are looking for, but lacking meatiness if you are wanting more history.